Mozzarella Tomato Basil Bruschetta

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Juicy tomatoes, fresh basil and melty mozzarella top this delicious Italian bruschetta for a simple snack that’s easy too!

Mozzarella Tomato Basil Bruschetta – Juicy tomatoes, fresh basil and melty mozzarella top this delicious Italian bruschetta! | thecomfortofcooking.com

I’ve always felt that the essence of Italian cooking is simplicity – simple ingredients, simple preparation and absolutely mouthwatering results! Bruschetta is no exception. And I think you can agree that there simply isn’t anything better than a fluffy loaf of bread topped with flavorful, fragrant ingredients like tomato, basil and lotsa garlic.

Mozzarella Tomato Basil Bruschetta – Juicy tomatoes, fresh basil and melty mozzarella top this delicious Italian bruschetta! | thecomfortofcooking.com

I pick up these fresh loaves every week for a dollar, and since I always have basil in the garden and tomatoes and garlic at the ready, this delicious mozzarella bruschetta was a no brainer. It’s easy as pie and elegant enough for dinner guests but casual enough to nosh on alone.

Mozzarella Tomato Basil Bruschetta – Juicy tomatoes, fresh basil and melty mozzarella top this delicious Italian bruschetta! | thecomfortofcooking.com

Besides, let’s face it – who would want to share this anyway?

Mozzarella Tomato Basil Bruschetta – Juicy tomatoes, fresh basil and melty mozzarella top this delicious Italian bruschetta! | thecomfortofcooking.com

Just slice up a luscious loaf of your favorite Italian bread, slather it with olive oil mixed with spices and garlic, toss tomatoes and mozzarella on top, and bake until melty and golden brown. Sprinkle on fresh basil and dig in! Simply prepared and simply delish.

Mozzarella Tomato Basil Bruschetta

Servings 8

Ingredients

  • 1 loaf Italian bread
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 Roma tomato diced
  • 1-1/2 cups 6 oz. mozzarella cheese
  • 6-7 leaves fresh basil chopped

Instructions

  • Cut bread in half lengthwise. Place cut-side up on foil-lined baking sheet. Combine oil, garlic, salt, pepper, crushed red pepper; brush over bread. Top evenly with chopped tomato and mozzarella.
  • Bake in preheated 500°F oven 3 minutes, or until cheese is melted and edges of bread are browned.
  • Cut into 1-inch pieces. Sprinkle with fresh basil and serve.
  • Enjoy!

Join the Conversation

  1. I love bruschetta so this looks simply amazing, Georgia! So fresh and perfect for summer!

  2. This is absolutely stunning! I love that it’s on Italian bread too. And that baby blue back drop is gorgeous!

  3. I LOVE bruschetta and these look absolutely stunning!! Gorgeous clicks, G! :)

  4. I definitely agree with you about Italian food and this looks like it just sums up everything that’s good about it. Gorgeous colours and flavours!

  5. My mouth is watering…guess my bagel thin didn’t suffice for breakfast :) Great pictures!

  6. I love bruschetta and these are stunning!

  7. Have I ever told you how much your recipes make me happy?

  8. Yum!! Love this flavor combo! Ali (Gimme Some Oven) and I are doing a tomato recipe exchange right now – we’d love for you to link this!

  9. This is perfect for the fresh tomatoes and basil in my garden!

  10. This is a perfect bruschetta – I recently posted a recipe up too but your recipe is pure genius with the mozzarella!!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

  11. This is lovely! Such great summery flavors too. Have you tried brushing the bread with olive oil and then grilling it?

  12. How beautiful! If someone served this to me for brunch, I would just stare at it and not let anyone touch it. :) And then eat it all myself! YUM!

  13. Ohh..these look just fantastic and beautiful!

  14. I don’t think there is anything better than a piece of crusty bread topped with fresh ingredients. This bruschetta looks so good.

  15. Hi Georgia! Sometimes keeping things simple and letting the flavors of the ingredients speak for themselves makes for the best food! Like this bruschetta…any component individually is good. But together….simply perfect! : )

  16. This looks delicious! I love bruschetta :D

  17. I want this for lunch….no I want this right now! So simple but SO delicious!

  18. these looks soooo good.. i could use some right now. yum!

  19. Looks tasty, and I agree the more garlic the better!

  20. I love the combination of mozzarella, basil and tomatoes!

  21. I love this combination (of course, I’ll eat anything with bread as a vessel! Hee!). Gorgeous, Georgia!

  22. With my garden tomatoes starting to come in, I know just how I’m going to be using some of them. This looks delicious and yes, simple can be wonderful too.

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